Castle in Meersburg

Burg Meersburg

Looking across Lake Constance from its lofty perch, Burg Meersburg is an archetypal medieval stronghold, complete with keep, drawbridge, knights’ hall and dungeons. Founded by Merovingian king Dagobert I in the...

Mediterranean in Meersburg


At the Romantik Residenz am See hotel's Michelin-starred restaurant, chef Markus Philippi brings sophisticated Mediterranean cuisine to the table. One of the menus is vegetarian.

Museum in Meersburg


Housed in the 400-year-old Heilig-Geist-Spital (Hospice of the Holy Spirit), this new museum presents an intriguing interactive romp through the history of winemaking in and around Meersburg – from sniffing the...

Harbour in Meersburg


Stroll the harbour for classic snaps of Lake Constance or to hire a pedalo. On the jetty, you can’t miss – though the pious might prefer to – Peter Lenk’s satirical Magische Säule (Magic Column). The sculpture is...

Castle in Meersburg

Neues Schloss

In 1710 Prince-Bishop Johann Franz Schenk von Stauffenberg, perhaps tired of the dinginess and rising damp, swapped the Altes Schloss for the dusky-pink, lavishly baroque Neues Schloss. A visit to the now...

German in Meersburg

Badische Weinstube

Close to the lake front, this wine tavern combines a mock-rustic interior with a pavement terrace. Try the homemade fish soup flavoured with saffron and garlic, followed by Lake Constance Felchen (white fish) in...

German in Meersburg

Winzerstube zum Becher

Vines drape the facade of this wood-panelled bolthole, run by the same family since 1884. Home-grown Pinot Noirs accompany Lake Constance classics such as whitefish in almond-butter sauce. The terrace affords...

Pizza in Meersburg


The pizzas and light, crisp Flammkuchen (Alsatian pizza) are the stars of the menu at this friendly Italian job. Nab a spot on the terrace when the sun's out.